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Erdogan vows to punish rebels after Turkish coup is foiled

Turkish president blames plot on followers of Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen

17th July, 2016
People wait for traffic restrictions to be lifted in the Kizilay district of Ankara yesterday Getty

Turkey’s leaders said yesterday that they had quelled an attempted military coup, after hours of clashes that saw tanks blockading roads, soldiers fighting police and warplanes bombing the parliament in the capital city Ankara.

More than 1,500 military personnel were arrested, the government said. In another clear sign the government had gained the upper hand, about 50 rebel soldiers who had been blocking a critical bridge across a waterway in Istanbul left their...

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